Course Descriptions

Survey of World History II - HIST 1112


A survey of world history from 1500 to modern times.

Name Office Phone Email
Harry Akoh Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Anita Anderson Georgia Gwinnett College
Haider Bhuiyan University of North Georgia
Renee Bricker University of North Georgia
Michelle Brock University of North Georgia
Edward "Ted" Butler Albany State University
Ashleigh Dean Gordon State College
Jayme Feagin Georgia Highlands College
Michael Kirkland Bainbridge State College
Erik Love University of North Georgia
Laura Mullins University of North Georgia
Tracie Provost Middle Georgia State University
Lisa Pryor Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Pamela T. Roseman Georgia Perimeter College
Jess Alan Usher Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Gary Van Valen University of West Georgia
Colleen Vasconcellos University of West Georgia
Hongjie Wang Georgia Southern University
Christopher Ward Clayton State University
Frank Winters Gordon State College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


  • No textbook. Readings are embedded inside the course.

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Students will be able to identify, discuss, and make connections between key moments, themes, and individuals in the modern world since 1500.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze how the factors of race, class, gender, and ethnicity shaped the modern world since 1500.
  • Students will be able to recognize instances of collaboration and resistance with the dominant political systems.
  • Students will be able to generate a carefully constructed and persuasive historical interpretation in an essay that shows understanding of the developments across political and/or social boundaries.
  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Geographies of Power
  • Unit 2: Intellectual Change from the 15th to 17th Century
  • Unit 3: Comparative Expansion
  • Unit 4: Political & Intellectual Change in the 19th Century
  • Unit 5: Industrial Revolution
  • Unit 6: Imperialism
  • Unit 7: Global Wars & Change in the 20th Century
  • Unit 8: Decolonization, Independence, & Post-Cold War

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Discussions – 30%
  • Quizzes – 30%
  • Essays – 10%
  • Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Final Exam – 15%
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